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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-dom-uh-nl]
    • /æbˈdɒm ə nl/
    • /ˈæb.də.mən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-dom-uh-nl]
    • /æbˈdɒm ə nl/

Definitions of abdominal word

  • adjective abdominal Abdominal is used to describe something that is situated in the abdomen or forms part of it. 3
  • adjective abdominal of, in, on, or for the abdomen 3
  • adjective abdominal of, in, on, or for the abdomen: abdominal wall; abdominal pains. 1
  • noun abdominal Usually, abdominals. Informal. the abdominal muscles. 1
  • noun abdominal Relating to the abdomen. 1
  • adjective abdominal of, in the abdomen 1

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Origin of abdominal

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
1740-50; < Latin abdōmin-, stem of abdōmen abdomen + -al1

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Parts of speech for Abdominal


abdominal popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for abdominal

adj abdominal

  • visceral — of or relating to the viscera.
  • intestinal — occurring in or affecting the intestines.
  • belly — The belly of a person or animal is their stomach or abdomen. In British English, this is an informal or literary use.
  • gastric — pertaining to the stomach.
  • duodenal — of or relating to the duodenum.

adjective abdominal

  • stomach — Anatomy, Zoology. a saclike enlargement of the alimentary canal, as in humans and certain animals, forming an organ for storing, diluting, and digesting food. such an organ or an analogous portion of the alimentary canal when divided into two or more sections or parts. any one of these sections.
  • front — the foremost part or surface of anything.
  • gut — the alimentary canal, especially between the pylorus and the anus, or some portion of it. Compare foregut, midgut, hindgut.

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